Retro Jam returns music fest to Stafford

Jun 17, 2016

As one tradition dies, another is born. When news broke that the Stafford Fire Department had to cancel its annual carnival on Father’s Day weekend,…

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Flowers, fruit, veggies, coffee, crafts and more at Downtown Batavia Public Market starting this Friday

Jun 7, 2016

The Batavia Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the beginning of the season for the Genesee Country Farmers’ Market located…

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June Marks Start of Local Farmers’ Markets

Jun 6, 2016

It’s that time of year when local Farmers’ Markets re-open for the summer season. Thanks to farmers’ markets, we can buy the freshest produce…

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Signature Dish: Alex’s Place is Famous For its Baby Back Ribs

Jun 3, 2016

Alex’s Place may be a steak and seafood restaurant, but it is known from Buffalo to Rochester for its baby back ribs. Barbecue lovers come from all…

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Kati’s Place opens in Batavia

May 31, 2016

Kati Mancuso enters Kati’s Place, the Oak Street diner she opened Monday. She shows none of the exhaustion that comes with owning a restaurant as…

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Darien Lake opens water park with a splash

May 20, 2016

As temperatures soared into the 70s, Darien Lake launched the start of its 2016 water park operating season with a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new…

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Growing: Bakery owner adds full barbecue to When Pigs Fly

May 19, 2016

Business has been brisk at When Pigs Fly, a new barbecue restaurant on West Saile Drive. But if demand becomes overwhelming, more pork can easily be…

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Batavia Players present abstract musical ‘Songs for a New World’ this weekend

May 19, 2016

Amanda Melissa Taylor discovered Jason Robert Brown a few years ago. It began with her listening to the CD of his 2002 Off-Broadway musical “The…

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its 25th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

May 18, 2016

Let’s go fishing! To celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its 25th Annual Youth Fishing Derby,…

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Clarion Hotel is now the Quality Inn & Suites, plus new bedding and better Wi-Fi

May 12, 2016

The Clarion Hotel on Park Road in Batavia is now the Quality Inn & Suites. Prices are unchanged. But the wireless service, which had problems…

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Ceramics artists ‘Fired Up’ about new shop

Apr 28, 2016

BATAVIA — The chalk-colored, firm clay bisques that fill a new Ellicott Street storefront have already been fired in a kiln, but they are far from…

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Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant now open in Le Roy

Apr 21, 2016

Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant opened Wednesday in the Le Roy Village Plaza on West Main Street.  Le Roy’s newest restaurant has plenty of…

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Local businessmen purchase the Red Osier in Stafford

Apr 20, 2016

Bob Moore said he feels bittersweet about stepping away from the business he and his wife Noreen opened together 37 years ago, but he couldn't be…

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Waggin Wheel brings a taste of Texas to Batavia

Apr 18, 2016

BATAVIA — With a smoker cooking since morning, a liberal application of y’alls and a dozen pans of meats and sides, Waggin Wheel owners Dale…

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Signature Dish: Mountain Bread is a sweet peak at Greg’ry’s Bakery

Apr 18, 2016

BERGEN — Genesee County may be fairly flat, but residents in the Town of Bergen know exactly where to go to see some white-capped mountains:…

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Bateman, Di Risio opening ‘two chic stores in one’ downtown

Apr 18, 2016

BATAVIA — Standing in a storefront packed with vintage-inspired dresses, home decor and gifts, Ashley Bateman and Leanna Di Risio shared a tinge of…

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Maple Weekend provides different ways to experience maple syrup

Mar 21, 2016

"Maple Weekend will continue on April 2 and 3 where you can get your fix again and hit up any places you missed the first time around."

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Batavia cab service uses gentlemanly approach

Mar 21, 2016

BATAVIA — As Robert Thigpen III tips his cap, it’s not hard to see where the well-dressed chauffeur that serves as New Boyz Transportation’s…

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WBTA celebrates 75th anniversary

Feb 17, 2016

BATAVIA — In radio terminology, you’d call it a “heritage station.” “It means it’s the kind of station that your audience has grown up…

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Darien Lake announces new ride, RipCurl Racer

Feb 16, 2016

Today, Darien Lake, Western New York’s largest theme park, announced a $1.5 million capital investment that will be used to build a new extreme…

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